Partner Armen McOmber, Esq., and Associate Peter D. Valenzano represent Nicholas Bogan in a religious discrimination case filed against Maurizio’s Pizzeria in Eatontown, New Jersey. The complaint alleges that Mr. Bogan was subject to a hateful anti-Semitic tirade by his Manager, Francesco Di Rinaldi, after requesting time off to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with his family. Mr. Di Rinaldi openly mused about burning Jews and praised Hitler’s efforts to exterminate the Jewish people. As a result of Defendant Di Rinaldi’s actions and Defendant Maurizio’s failure to maintain a safe work environment free from invidious religious discrimination, Mr. Bogan was constructively terminated from his employment.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Monmouth County Superior Court, alleges violations of, among other things, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Mr. Bogan seeks compensatory damages, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees and costs.
“This type of conduct has no place in a civilized society and Mr. Di Rinaldi’s virulent anti-Semitism needs to be exposed. We are proud of Mr. Bogan for his courage in bringing this conduct to light.” Peter D. Valenzano, McOmber & McOmber, P.C.